For the first time as commander in chief, Donald Trump honored the 73rd anniversary of D-Day. After sending out a tweet on the matter, critics on social media were quick to remind him that he dodged the draft when it was his time to serve.

Trump's backlash

On June 6, 1944, the allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy as part of Operation Overlord to liberate north-western Europe that had been in control by the Germans and the Nazi party, which is now commonly known as D-Day.

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The decision to move in played a major role in the end of World War 2, marking one of the greatest military victories in history. Every year since then, the American president has honored the victory and the soldiers that took part in the war. With Donald Trump now in the White House, it was only natural for the current president to acknowledge to the anniversary of the event, which he did during a routine tweet on Tuesday.

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Taking to Twitter to honor the anniversary of D-Day, Donald Trump tweeted out an image and sent along a message in the process. "Today we remember the courage and bravery of our troops that stormed the beaches of Normandy 73 years ago," Trump tweeted.

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Starting from the early days of his campaign, the former host of "The Apprentice" made showing support for the military and veterans one of his top priorities, especially as he did his best to cater to those on the political right. Despite this, Trump's own background when it comes to the military was used against him, including the multiple deferments he used to avoid being sent to the Vietnam War.

Twitter reacts

Within minutes of Donald Trump's tweet about D-Day, those who oppose the president didn't hold back their thoughts and were quick to bring up the fact that the billionaire real estate mogul never served the country in the military.

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"None of whom were chickenhawk draft dodgers like you," one tweet read.

"Says the dumbass who grew up privileged with daddy's money and has never understood personal sacrifice or unheralded public service," director Rod Blackhurst wrote.

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"And we remember the courage of those who dodgers the draft because of bone spurs," comedian Kristina Wong tweeted while attaching a humorous GIF of the president being made to look like a draft dodger.

"Thank god none of those US Servicemen suffered from debilitating bone spurs or Rich Dad Syndrome," Ken Reid replied. As the backlash continued from his critics of the president, it only highlighted the partisan divide taking place in the United States which doesn't look to be ending at any point in the near future.

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